This three-week class will focus on value, or how to convey light and shadow in drawings. Students will use charcoal as they learn to observe and draw the effects of light and shadow on objects. The class will explore a variety of additive and subtractive approaches. / Open to students ages 16 and above.
This three-week class will focus on gesture drawing, positive and negative space, and contour and cross-contour line. By completing a variety of line drawing exercises, students will strengthen their observational and perceptual skills and learn to draw what they see. / Open to students ages 16 and above.
Master craftspeople have been making furniture one piece at a time for centuries. There is just something about these unique works that can't be duplicated in a factory. This introductory class will examine the basic philosophy of contemporary furniture design and construction, focusing on design, drawing, building, and critique.
Are you interested in expanding your definitions of what drawing can be? Or, would you like to find new insight into ideas for your own creative work? This class is designed to explore varied perspectives on the act of drawing, including experimental approaches to mark-making; material explorations; idea generation; and layering complex pictorial combinations.
Through multiple projects students in this class will explore new materials for mark-making, photography, and sculpture; misuse old tools; invent their own techniques; and make a ton of stuff. Students will also spend time discussing their discoveries, successes, and new aesthetics.
This class is designed to provide students with the fundamental tools necessary to render the challenging, yet infinitely rewarding subject of the human figure. We will begin by finding the gesture in short poses, then progress on to exploring anatomy and the underlying structures of the figure; planar modeling; and seeking out color relationships via color temperature zones to transition from our simple gesture toward creating a compelling likeness of our model.